DKNY’s men’s Spring 2012 presentation took place at the start of fashion week in the glassed-in cylinder overlooking Times Square known as the NASDAQ Building. As rain beat against the windows and the brand’s Fall ad ran on the massive screens across Broadway, the models lined the circular hallway in easy, classic sportswear and sharp modern suits. The pieces were all easy and wearable—slim trousers, windbreakers, and polo shirts in simple fabrics and muted colors—with several standouts in the outerwear department, especially a cropped khaki trench coat worn over a shirt and tie and a casual pair of sandals. As anchors broadcast from the television studio visible one flight down, five models in matching shirtsleeves and ties laughed and spun aimlessly in office chairs in a separate conference-room tableau just off the entrance. It was a fitting reminder that while DKNY makes clothes for grown-ups, it never takes itself too seriously.
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